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  • Opera barihunks hit a muscular note

    Opera barihunks hit a muscular note
    "I'd like to take a little bit of responsibility for this nightmare." The source of that generous offer is far from evil. If anything, Nathan Gunn is the dimpled picture of Midwestern nice guy-ness -- think a younger, darker Russell Crowe without the...
  • Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer

    Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer
    Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66. Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
  • It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'

    It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'
    Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama. Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • Olympic opening uses girl's voice, not face

    Olympic opening uses girl's voice, not face
    A 7-year-old Chinese girl was not good-looking enough for the Olympics opening ceremony, so another little girl with a pixie smile lip-synched "Ode to the Motherland," a ceremony official said - the latest example of the lengths Beijing took for a perfect...
  • For British opera 'idol' Paul Potts, it all started with a coin toss.

    VANCOUVER, CANADA -- Paul Potts -- the British cellphone salesman turned singing sensation and YouTube phenom after dazzling skeptical judges with the operatic aria "Nessun Dorma" on "Britain's Got Talent" -- steps onstage at the Vancouver Centre for...
  • Backstage at Grammys with a man in the know

    Backstage at Grammys with a man in the know
    "Excuse me, could you turn down the music? I mean, I like Sinatra, but. . . ." The waiter at the Italian restaurant gave the customer, Ken Ehrlich, a puzzled look before shrugging and walking off in search of a volume knob. Even when he's sitting...
  • 'No Country' tops SAGs

    'No Country' tops SAGs
    "No Country for Old Men" won top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, taking home a statuette for best ensemble in a motion picture. Earlier in the evening, Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role in the gritty western...
  • Falling hard

    Falling hard
    Kimmie Meissner looked nothing like the young woman who rocketed to the top of the figure skating world two years ago. Less than a minute into her long program at the national championships last night, the defending champion and former world-title holder...
  • Grammys at 50: Bring the magic back

    Grammys at 50: Bring the magic back
    BEFORE the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences worked out a deal with the striking Writers Guild, the Grammy Awards sat in a really interesting limbo. More intriguing than a looming picket line was the chance that the annual schmoozefest,...
  • Theater review: UCLA Live's 'Medea' at Freud Playhouse

     
    Euripides' ???Medea??? taps into primal emotions that frighten and fascinate us in equal measure. Try as you may to interpret the tale of a wife who, having sacrificed everything for her husband, murders their children to punish him for his......